Friday, September 6, 2013

Florilegium

Florilegium6 by Roberta Warshaw
Florilegium6, a photo by Roberta Warshaw on Flickr.
I mentioned in my last post that when I was in California I visited a lovely estate called Filoli.

Filoli was once owned by a single family and now it is in the care of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is a gorgeous place with several unique gardens. There is a rose garden, a fruit tree garden, a reflecting pool garden and multiple others. They are all so well maintained and wonderful for strolling through.

In the mansion itself are numerous elegant rooms with varying themes. One of these rooms is dedicated to the Florilegium of a few of the gardens. These are collections of botanical prints done in reference to the plants within each garden.

I was so impressed that I decided to make my own “Florilegium” of some of my abstract plant shapes.

You can see more of them on my flickr site here.

3 comments:

Robbie said...

Your "Florilegium" piece is lovely!! Really like seeing your other work(s) on your Flickr page!

karen said...

This is beautiful, such a wonderful shape and perfectly shaded....
http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

maccandace said...

Very creative and original. I saw the others on Flickr also.